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Traditional Chewy Peanut Squares

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In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make her Old Standby Chewy Peanut Squares. These are made by pouring a tasty peanut butter sauce over cereal flakes, then cutting them into individual serving pieces once they are set up.
  Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Light corn syrup 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Creamy peanut butter 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Cornflakes/Special k 4 Cup (64 tbs) (I Used Special K With Chocolate Pieces)

Place ½ cup butter, ¾ cup white syrup or light corn syrup, and ¾ cup sugar in a medium to large pot. Place over medium heat, and bring to a boil. Boil 2 ½ minutes. Remove from heat and add 1 teaspoon vanilla and ¾ cup creamy peanut butter. In a large bowl, place 4 cups of Special K or cornflakes cereal. Pour the peanut butter sauce mixture over the cereal and mix thoroughly. Press into a 9-inch square pan. Let sit at room temperature for about half an hour, and then refrigerate for another half-hour. Cut into 16 squares and place on a nice serving dish. These keep well at room temperature throughout the day, but for longer storage, you may refrigerate or freeze them. This is a great pick-up dessert for your Super Bowl party! I hope you love it! --Betty

Recipe Summary

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This holiday, take a break from the standard pies and puds and cook up a chewy peanut treat. Betty's version of chewy peanut cookies is really decadent and simple. Stream the video recipe to learn how to make perfect peanut squares easily and effortlessly.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 767 Calories from Fat 319

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 37 g56.2%

Saturated Fat 14.6 g73%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 48.4 mg16.1%

Sodium 420 mg17.5%

Total Carbohydrates 109 g36.2%

Dietary Fiber 3.7 g14.6%

Sugars 49.9 g

Protein 11 g22.3%

Vitamin A 23.6% Vitamin C 12.3%

Calcium 1.2% Iron 54.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Traditional Chewy Peanut Squares Recipe Video